In an effort to expand opportunities for high school students and build stronger volunteer communities in Fairfield County, Volunteer Square created a high school internship program that launched a pilot in the fall of 2016. The program provides high school interns training and experience with digital marketing, social media, website maintenance and community relations.
Volunteer Square interns become ambassadors in their schools, area towns, and their peer groups. They represent the organization throughout Fairfield County at local nonprofit events as well as on VolunteerSquare.com and social media channels. Interns will also create and manage the newly added "Town News" pages on VolunteerSquare.com. We are thrilled to announce that our internship program has expanded and we will welcome 8 new high school students to our team this week. Our wonderful fall interns, all from Trumbull High School, will also continue their work with us. Here's an introduction to the new faces of Volunteer Square!
Kathryn Blanco is a senior at Lauralton Hall with interests in writing, politics, and foreign language. She co-edits her school newspaper, Highlights, and is a member of the debate team, Youth and Government, National Honor Society, Latin Club, and the Catherine McAuley club, which prepares bagged lunches for the Beth-El Center soup kitchen. Read more about Kathryn
Taylor Brand is a junior at Ridgefield High School. She is on the board of Relay of Life in Ridgefield with First Selectman Rudy Marconi. Together they worked to recruit other high school students to the organization. Read more about Taylor
Bertha Castellanos is a senior at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fairfield. She has been a member of the French honor society for the past two years. Bertha is also a member of the Campus Ministry club at her school where she participates in voluntary work. Read more about Bertha
Daniel De Menezes is a sophomore at Norwalk High School, enrolled in the Norwalk Early College Academy. At NHS he takes honors and college classes. Read more about Daniel
Julia Haskins is a junior at the Academy of our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, where she plays basketball and is the president of her class. She is involved in multiple honors and AP classes while also participating in the National Honor Society, Debate club, Spanish club as well as Student Council. Read more about Julia
Kat Heaney is 17 years old and a senior at Darien High School. She has been a part of numerous clubs and organizations at Darien High School, including becoming a leader for Safe Rides Darien. Read more about Kat
Cristina Ludwig is a sophomore at Lauralton Hall in Milford, CT where she is Sophomore Class President, a cross country/indoor track runner, and a golfer. She is also a member of Climate Crusaders, her school’s spirit club, and Spanish Club. Read more about Cristina
Annie Wright is a senior at Darien High School. She plays lacrosse and is a member of the Helping Hands club that collects school supplies for low-income families, and schools who have low budgets. Read more about Annie
A very warm welcome the new members of our team. Don't forget to check the Town News frequently for updates on all the wonderful service work these high school students are doing in their communities.
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